|| Ursodesoxycholic Acid
|| Solvey Pharma India Ltd.
What is Udiliv?
Udiliv containing the active ingredient ursodesoxycholic acid is a bile acid, a substance naturally produced by the body that is stored in the gallbladder. The medication works by decreasing the production of cholesterol and dissolving the cholesterol in bile so it cannot form stones. It can be used to dissolve gallstones in patients who cannot have gallbladder surgery and to prevent gallstones in overweight patients undergoing rapid weight loss. Some patients may also use it to treat a certain type of liver disease called primary biliary cirrhosis.
How is Udiliv used?
Udiliv is usually taken orally 2 to 4 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken with a meal along with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting the doctor, thinking it is not working, as it may take up to several months before the full effects of the treatment are felt.
Patients using Udiliv may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Runny or stuffy nose
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Signs of infection
- Increased urination
- Muscle or joint pain
- Hair loss
- Back pain
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Udiliv is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.